I will wait for you: the words of a declaration of love, the beginning of a wait, the development of a distance. However, Arno Schuitemaker’s show with this title has nothing to do with any of this. Far from creating a narrative choreography, the Dutch choreographer (previously at Romaeuropa 2014 in the section dedicated to new European dance) has decided to move closer to a more performative and minimalist trend, draining the dance of all unnecessary frills and structuring a piece based on a single movement.
Schuitemaker, who moved into contemporary dance only after earning a degree in the field of technology, and who has always been interested in the theory of “mirror neurons”, always brings something profoundly scientific to his work.
Therefore, I will wait for you, while inspired by the feelings really experienced during a long-distance relationship, develops an abstract language: three dancers appear faintly in the dark, different shades of light change the perception of their bodies and space while a courageous sound environment surrounds viewers. Schuitemaker presents his most intimate and thoughtful performance; a visceral experience in which the act of watching and the audience’s expectations take on an active function.
Concept, Choreography Arno Schuitemaker Performance Revé Terborg, Jenia Kasatkina, Stein Fluijt Dramaturgy Guy Cools Light design Ellen Knops Music composition Wim Selles Costume Inge de Lange Production SHARP/ArnoSchuitemaker Coproduction DansBrabant, Le CND, un centre d’art pour la danse, Ballet National de Marseille, Centre de Développement Chorégraphique Toulouse / Midi-Pyrénées Funded by Performing Arts Fund NL, Ammodo, Fonds 21, AFK (Amsterdams Fund for the Arts) Support ICKamsterdam Acknowledgment IDT Photo © Sigel Eschkol